2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
Who's Online Now
68 members (Beowulf, Carey, anotherscott, 3x4rt, BbAltered, 23 invisible), 421 guests, and 403 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Practice: match of when you do it and when you do your best
#2214019 01/13/14 03:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,783
Stubbie Offline OP
Gold Subscriber
2000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
Gold Subscriber
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,783
Does the time of day when you practice match the time of day when you feel you do best at practicing?

I've practiced at various times during the day and I've concluded that I do best mid-morning. However, I feel most like practicing in the early evening, and that's when I generally practice. There's not a huge difference in the quality of the practice, but I do find it noticeable.

How well does your practice schedule match your skill schedule?



[Linked Image]
Yamaha C3X
In summer, the song sings itself. --William Carlos Williams

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Re: Practice: match of when you do it and when you do your best
Stubbie #2214046 01/13/14 05:03 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,921
5000 Post Club Member
Offline
5000 Post Club Member
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,921
When I first get up in the morning between 4 or 5 am. I'm lucky enough not to wake up groggy. That's when I do my best practice and do ninety percent of it.


Slow down and do it right.
[Linked Image]
Re: Practice: match of when you do it and when you do your best
Stubbie #2214187 01/13/14 10:01 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,394
B

Gold Supporter until July 10  2014
1000 Post Club Member
Offline

Gold Supporter until July 10  2014
1000 Post Club Member
B
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,394
My energy levels throughout the day are pretty consistent, and I try to consciously use the highs to my advantage, though I unfortunately can't always practice at said times with an erratic work schedule. Draw a chart for a few days of your energy/focus peaks unique to your circadian rhythm to identify your best time(s).

http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/the-best-time-of-day-to-practice/

Re: Practice: match of when you do it and when you do your best
Stubbie #2214400 01/14/14 09:09 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 774
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 774
Quote
Does the time of day when you practice match the time of day when you feel you do best at practicing?


Definitely! I always do my best practice(s) early morning. Just playing around on the piano works best for me in the evening. I have at times had to practice in the evening instead of morning but it seem not to be so productive or focused. I'm just too motivated after 6:00 pm to unwind I suppose. laugh


Ragdoll

At first, she only flew when she thought no one was watching.

[Linked Image]
Re: Practice: match of when you do it and when you do your best
Stubbie #2214408 01/14/14 09:23 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 5,898
5000 Post Club Member
Offline
5000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 5,898
Certainly morning, after coffee, before work.
Best practice is when I don't have work, and can do several short (15-20 min) practice periods throughout the day.



Learner
Re: Practice: match of when you do it and when you do your best
Stubbie #2214456 01/14/14 10:44 AM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,182
W
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
W
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,182
My only possibility is in the evenings and weekends. In the evening I play mostly three sessions of a quarter. In the weekend it depends on how much time I have. Sometimes a quarter a day. Sometimes 6 hours.

Re: Practice: match of when you do it and when you do your best
Stubbie #2214510 01/14/14 12:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,783
Stubbie Offline OP
Gold Subscriber
2000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
Gold Subscriber
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,783
Even with a cup of coffee, I'm mentally a bit of a slow starter most days. I do find myself doing semi-physically demanding things in the morning, though, like chores around the house.

With my perception that I play better in the morning (when I'm ostensibly less alert but more physically primed, suggests...I dunno. That perhaps the physical aspects of playing piano are more important than I realized?


[Linked Image]
Yamaha C3X
In summer, the song sings itself. --William Carlos Williams

Re: Practice: match of when you do it and when you do your best
Stubbie #2214539 01/14/14 12:57 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 5,542
W
5000 Post Club Member
Offline
5000 Post Club Member
W
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 5,542
It's best for me to spread practice sessions over the day. Like 3 one-hour sessions.

But that won't fit with my work. Usually I practice 2 hours in the evening, sometimes with a few short breaks inbetween.


[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]

Moderated by  BB Player 

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Karsten Collection
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
What's Hot!!
News from the Piano World
Our October 2020 Free Piano Newsletter is Here!
---------------------
3,000,000+!
------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
New Topics - Multiple Forums
The problem of ear to hand
by John 656 - 10/30/20 01:25 PM
Bluthner upright pianos
by Starre - 10/30/20 12:49 PM
Tuning Pin Bushings Prevent Glue Seepage
by Duaner - 10/30/20 12:46 PM
Gospel-Jazz Chord Progression & Scale
by BB666 - 10/30/20 07:33 AM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics202,491
Posts3,018,761
Members99,068
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2020 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4